Featuring Takatoshi Hayashi, Maker of Kokeshi Dolls at Tree Tree Ishinomaki.
In this lecture, Takatoshi Hayashi will explain the origins of his "Ishinomaki Kokeshi" concept, reflect on its development over the past six years, and discuss its future. He will also demonstrate how to carve an Ishinomaki Kokeshi from his home workshop.
Takatoshi Hayashi was born and raised in Ishinomaki. After graduating university, he spent ten years working as a quasi-civil servant in various capacities. In 2009, he returned home to help run his family's kimono shop, Hayashi Gofuku-ten. He became the official head of Hayashi Gofuku-ten in 2019.
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